Thursday, September 21, 2017

Walker chairs GOP group that created misleading 'news' site

If you want help putting up a sleazy website, ask a sleazeophile.

No one in Wisconsin will be surprised by the disclosure that right-wing WI GOP Governor Scott ("John Doe") Walker is at the helm of the Republican Governors Association that established this summer a propaganda website that slams Democrats but is designed to look like an Internet-based news operation.

It may look and feel like a standard conservative news source — with the headlines, name and features to match — but The Free Telegraph is anything but. It’s actually a publication funded by the Republican Governors Association.
Props to the AP for outing the fakers and noting that Walker ditched its request for more information. 
Only after The Associated Press inquired about the site last week was a disclosure added to The Free Telegraph’s pages identifying the publication’s partisan source...
“It’s propaganda for sure, even if they have objective standards and all the reporting is 100 percent accurate,” said Republican communications veteran Rick Tyler, whose resume includes Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign.
RGA Chairman Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, deferred questions through a spokesman to the group’s national staff. At RGA, spokesman Jon Thompson said the site is “just another outlet to share those positive results” of the GOP’s 34 Republican governors.
This is the same RGA that has been distorting Foxconn for Walker's benefit - - and this is the same Walker who ran for Governor pledging loyalty to transparency
When he says he believes in government transparency, it's not just a campaign slogan, Walker said. 
"I don't just say that, I've lived it," he said.

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